Arum italicum – “Italian Arum”

Botanical name: Arum italicum
Common name: “Italian Arum”


Size: 1-1.5′ x 1′
Light: Partial shade
Bloom: Apr-May


Thick, fleshy stalks bearing cream-yellow spadices hooded by showy spathes appear in the spring followed in the fall by red berries and fresh, arrow-shaped leaves marbled with pale veins. Foliage persists through the winter then vanishes with the arrival of summer’s heat. Plant in humus-rich, moist but well-draining soil.

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